February 19, 1999 |
A doctor and two pharmacy owners were arrested in rural Northern California on Thursday on charges of running a state-funded drug dealing operation, peddling powerful prescription narcotics that investigators say killed three patients. State Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer, announcing the Shasta County arrests by state and local authorities, estimated that as many as 3,000 clients were involved. At least half suffered no illness.
September 22, 1991 |
The FBI has arrested six more suspects in connection with the seizure several months ago of 73 tons of hashish, believed to be the largest such confiscation in U.S. history. Four Americans and two Canadians, all men, are being held without bail, FBI spokeswoman Gloria Anderson said Friday. Fifteen people had already been arrested in the case. Five of the new suspects were arrested Wednesday near Clear Lake, about 90 miles north of San Francisco, and the sixth on Thursday in Seattle.
September 28, 1990 |
Oroville's "Mother of the Year" was sentenced to 30 days in jail after pleading no contest to a drug charge. Michelle Hendrix, 42, had been arrested last spring on charges including possession of methamphetamine for sale. She pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of possession of methamphetamine and the felony charges originally filed against her were dropped.
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June 23, 2001 |
It was a bust in more ways than one. When drug agents opened the three carefully wrapped packages a Modesto dishwasher had wanted to sell them for $54,000, they found six pounds of dirt. The soil had been pressed into neat bricks and encased in layers of cellophane. But the agents didn't need to do a lab test to figure out it was not the heroin Rogelio Arroyo allegedly boasted of. "There were pieces of grass," said Lt. Raul DeLeon of the Stanislaus Drug Enforcement Agency.
November 7, 1992 |
Federal and state authorities said Friday they had cut off the tentacles of a major drug-trafficking organization, but that the key leaders of the ring remain at large and are believed to be in Mexico. In bringing to light an 18-month undercover operation code-named "White Fang," drug-enforcement officials announced the arrests of two women in San Jose and the seizure of three houses in the Los Angeles area in raids conducted Thursday.
March 12, 1991 |
Five Los Angeles-area residents were jailed on drug charges after an undercover officer allegedly bought two kilograms of cocaine from them, police said. The arrests followed an investigation by officials of the Drug Enforcement Agency, South Lake Tahoe police and two other agencies. The five were being held in the El Dorado County jail in lieu of $150,000 bail each. They were identified as Hector Delcid, 25; Hilda Delcid, 45; Haroldo Gutierrez, 24; Ramirez Lopez, 31, and Javier Ascenio, 48.